Floor of the Mount Carcinoma Epidemiology

  • The floor of mouth:
    • Is a common site for oral cancer:
      • 18% to 33 of oral cancers developing at this site
  • It is thought that the high incidence of cancer at this site may be due to pooling of saliva with dissolved carcinogens or lack of keratinized epithelium
  • Within the anatomical site:
    • Tumors are more likely to occur anteriorly
  • Floor of mouth carcinoma:
    • Occurs more frequently in men:
      • The age at diagnosis usually being in the sixth to seventh decade
  • Floor of mouth cancer, as does oral cancer at all sites:
    • Has a strong association with smoking and the consumption of alcohol
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